Saturday, 14 June 2014

Canada Tales 4

The corner lookout post

On Wednesday evening we visited Fort Gibraltar, a replica of the settlement built in 1809 by the North West fur trading company formed by locals, French and Scots.

This structure, buildings and layout give an excellent impression of what it must have been like for those early settlers.

The main community building sits in the middle of the fort with numerous other surrounding smaller buildings.

La Maison De Bourgeois

A blacksmith is busy at work, the furs are laid out on the counters as the traders and others carry out their business. These re-enactors were dressed in period costumes and had extensive knowledge of the history, conditions and relationships of the time.

Other provisions, crafts and objects are displayed as if the fort had just been left.
A view from the parapet

Axe throwing, a meal and dancing followed.


                           A good time was had by all.

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